Obituary are a death metal band from Tampa, Florida. Formed in 1985 as Executioner, then changed spelling to Xecutioner, the band changed their name shortly before the release of their first album Slowly We Rot in 1989. The band are regarded as influential proponents of the Floridian death metal sound that emerged in the late 1980s and officially they are one of the best-selling death metal bands of all time.

Following the release of their fifth album - 1997's Back From The Dead - Obituary disbanded, although a live album Dead surfaced a year later.

In 2005 the band reformed, recording the reunion album Frozen In Time, since then, the band has continued to tour and release new material.


RCD 9489 Obituary - Slowly We Rot album art Obituary Slowly We Rot (Album) R/C Records RCD 9489 US 1989 Sell This Version
RO 9370 4 Obituary - Cause Of Death album art Obituary Cause Of Death (Album) Roadracer Records RO 9370 4 Netherlands 1990 Sell This Version
KG-2060692 Obituary - The End Complete album art Obituary The End Complete (Album) R/C Records KG-2060692 Indonesia 1992 Sell This Version
62.021 Obituary - World Demise album art Obituary World Demise (Album) Roadrunner Records, Roadrunner Records 62.021 Argentina 1994 Sell This Version
JRCD-1124 Obituary - Back From The Dead album art Obituary Back From The Dead (Album) Roadrunner Records JRCD-1124 South Korea 1997 Sell This Version
RRCY-1063 Obituary - Dead album art Obituary Dead (Album) Roadrunner Records RRCY-1063 Japan 1998 Sell This Version
RR PROMO 833 Obituary - Frozen In Time album art Obituary Frozen In Time (Album) Roadrunner Records RR PROMO 833 Europe 2005 Sell This Version
CDL332CD Obituary - Xecutioner's Return album art Obituary Xecutioner's Return (Album) Candlelight Records USA CDL332CD US 2007 Sell This Version
CANDLE232CDSE Obituary - Darkest Day album art Obituary Darkest Day (Album) Candlelight Records USA CANDLE232CDSE UK 2009 Sell This Version
YSCY-1294 Obituary - Inked In Blood album art Obituary Inked In Blood (Album, EP) Relapse Records YSCY-1294 Japan 2014 Sell This Version
RR7370 Obituary - Obituary album art Obituary Obituary (Album) Relapse Records RR7370 US 2017 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

RR 2367-2 Obituary - Don't Care album art Obituary Don't Care (EP, Single) Roadrunner Records RR 2367-2 USA & Canada 1994 Sell This Version
DDCZ-1566 Obituary - Left To Die album art Obituary Left To Die (EP) Candlelight Records, Gibtown Records DDCZ-1566 Japan 2008 Sell This Version
RR7364 Obituary - Ten Thousand Ways To Die album art Obituary Ten Thousand Ways To Die (EP) Gibtown Records, Relapse Records RR7364 UK, Europe & US 2016 Sell This Version
none Obituary - No album art Obituary No (Single) Relapse Records none 2017 Sell This Version
none Obituary - A Dying World album art Obituary A Dying World(File, AAC, Single) Relapse Records none US 2019


M-2240201 Obituary - Anthology album art Obituary Anthology (Comp) Roadrunner Records M-2240201 Indonesia 2001 Sell This Version
RR 8360-2 Obituary - Slowly We Rot / Cause Of Death album art Obituary Slowly We Rot / Cause Of Death (Comp) Roadrunner Records RR 8360-2 Netherlands 2003 Sell This Version
1686182922 Obituary - The End Complete / World Demise album art Obituary The End Complete / World Demise (Album) Roadrunner Records 1686182922 Brazil 2004 Sell This Version
1686-179532 Obituary - The Best Of Obituary album art Obituary The Best Of Obituary (Comp) Roadrunner Records 1686-179532 US 2007 Sell This Version
1686176172 Obituary - The Complete Roadrunner Collection 1989-2005  album art Obituary The Complete Roadrunner Collection 1989-2005 (Box, Comp + CD, Album, RE, Car + CD, Album, RE, Ca) Roadrunner Records 1686176172 Europe 2013 Sell This Version


MMP DVD 0090, DR-4557 Obituary - Frozen Alive album art Obituary Frozen Alive Metal Mind Productions, Metal Mind Productions MMP DVD 0090, DR-4557 Poland 2006 Sell This Version
REG-DV-9007 Obituary - Live Xecution - Party San 2008  album art Obituary Live Xecution - Party San 2008 Regain Records REG-DV-9007 US 2009 Sell This Version


SMIR-Tape 06 Obituary - Live "Starclub" 30.08.1990 album art Obituary Live "Starclub" 30.08.1990(Cass, Ltd, Num) Seven Metal Inches Records SMIR-Tape 06 Germany 2022 Sell This Version

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February 18, 2022
10/10 Band, OG Florida Death Metal. Everything from SWR thru Self-Titled are amazing.


July 27, 2020
edited about 1 year ago
I bought Slowly We Rot in 1989 and I believed it was the ultimate death metal album, it is now 2020 and I still have not heard an album in the genre that better captures the death metal vibe and feeling. It is the highest pinnacle of the genre in my opinion and it embodies its spirit.


January 2, 2016
edited over 6 years ago
Respect to them! When Obituary were released their debut album SLOWLY WE ROT, back in 1989 & they were the pure innovators of that death metal Area movement (Florida), some other bands ( we call them 'death/black metal' now ) were playing MONOPOLY at their houses.


March 2, 2008
There's no doubt in mind that Obituary are at the top of their game - be it death metal, thrash metal or metal in general. Unlike many of their peers, they don't rely on shock values, but in general they can still beat listener into submission. They also don't rely on the same tempos and you can actually hear variation among songs, which is quite an achievement for otherwise limited death metal genre. Occasionally John Tardy sounds like acne-sprayed teenager, but that never detracts from the overall experience. All in all, one classy band.

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